Agenda

THURSDAY
2:00 PM
Sony Pictures Studios Tour (check in at 1:45pm)
6:10 PM
Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to the reception
6:30 PM
JETAA National Conference Welcome Reception, Hosted by USJETAA at “Manna” Korean BBQ – Little Tokyo Galleria
8:00 PM
Nijikai – XLanes (bowling/karaoke/pool) – Little Tokyo Galleria
FRIDAY
9:00 AM
Welcome remarks from Kelley Rich – Co-President, JETAASC
9:03 AM
Welcome remarks from Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles
9:06 AM
Welcome remarks from Mr. Shintaro Seto – Education Counselor, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC
9:09 AM
Welcome remarks from Mr. Masahiro Fukukawa – Executive Consultant, CLAIR Tokyo
9:12 AM
Welcome remarks from Mr. Shigeru Fukutomi – Deputy Executive Director, CLAIR New York
9:15 AM
Welcome remarks from Monica Yuki – Country Representative, JETAAUSA
9:20 AM
Chapter & Delegate Introductions with Omiyage
10:00AM
“Behind the Scenes of the JET Program Office” – Jessica Kling, JET Program Coordinator & Embassy Liaison, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC
10:30AM
“Finding Your Bright Spots and Making Them Shine” – Kyle Munn, North Carolina Sub-Chapter, JETAASE
11:30 AM
Chapter Presentations (Heartland, Chicago)
11:40 AM
Lunch Courtesy of CLAIR
12:45 PM
Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to Japanese American National Museum
1:00 PM
Guided Tour of the Japanese American National Museum
3:00 PM
“Bringing JET Home: Focusing on ROI and Building Bridges” – Mark Frey, JETAANC
4:00 PM
Chapter Presentations (Pacific North West, New York, Hawaii)
4:15 PM
“Planning Ahead: Professional Life After JET” – Kelley Rich, JETAASC
5:00 PM
Instructions for Evening Events
6:00 PM
Welcome Back Reception hosted by the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles and
30th Anniversary Kick-Off celebration sponsored by USJETAA and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation at the hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, in the Kyoto Gardens.
8:15 PM
Meet in Hotel Lobby to travel to Cicada Club
8:30 PM
Nijikai Event – Cicada Club
SATURDAY
9:00 AM
Overview from Friday Presentations
9:05 AM
“Unexpected Ways JET Helped” – Jason Porath, JET Alumni, Ibaraki-ken, 2006-2007
9:35 AM
“Update on JET Streams from CLAIR” – Tatsuya Matsumoto, CLAIR New York
9:50 AM
“Everything You Ever Needed to Know About GIA But Were Afraid to Ask and Small-Chapter GIA” – Matthew Gillam – CLAIR New York
10:35 AM
Breakout Sessions: Choose one topic
Room: 1 “How to Make the Most of Your GIA Budget”- Katie Richey, JETAA Portland
Room: 2 “From Crickets to Bees: Building a Robust JETAA Board” – Kyle Munn, North Carolina Sub-Chapter, JETAASE
11:05 AM
“JETAA Canada Update” – Greg Joughin, JETAA Canada Country Representative
11:30 AM
JET 30th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo” – Mr. Masahiro Fukukawa – Executive Consultant, CLAIR Tokyo
11:50 AM
Break
12:00 PM
Guest Panel – “Strengthening Connections Between JET Alumni and the Nikkei Community”
Moderator/Panelist: Lily Anne Welty Tamai, Ph.D. – Curator at JANM; Lecturer at UCLA
Panelist: Alan Nishio – Chairman of the Board of Governors, Little Tokyo Service Center
Panelist: Jane H. Yamashiro, Ph.D. – Sociologist; Author of “Redefining Japaneseness”
1:00 PM
Lunch Courtesy of CLAIR
1:45 PM
“JETAA International Update” – Xander Peterson, Country Representative, JETAAUSA
2:00 PM
Chapter Presentations (Washington DC, Rocky Mountain, Great Lakes)
2:15 PM
“USJETAA Initiatives & Opportunities” – Paige Cottingham-Streater, Executive Director, US-Japan Bridging Foundation & Laurel Lukaszewski, Executive Director, USJETAA
3:15 PM
Chapter Presentations (Mid-South, Minnesota, Northern California)
3:30 PM
“Community Involvement: How to Give Back and Get Noticed” – Adam Ledyard, PNWJETAA
4:00 PM
Break
4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions: Choose one topic
Room 1: “Community Involvement Breakout – Utilizing the Pot” – Zung Do, PNWJETAA
Room 2: “Strengthening Your Chapter: Common Chapter Struggles Including Officer Burnout & Finding New Leaders/Members” – Kate Thersleff & Stefanie Benham, JETAAMN
4:45 PM
Chapter Presentations (Music City, Portland, New England)
5:00 PM
Instructions for Evening Events
6:00 PM
Meet in Hotel Lobby to take transportation to Reception
7:00 PM
Reception hosted by CLAIR at Yamashiro
8:30 PM
Evening Social Event – GeoCache Scavenger Hunt on Hollywood Blvd.
SUNDAY
9:00 AM
GeoCache Scavenger Hunt Results and Slideshow
9:05 AM
Overview from Saturday Presentations
9:30 AM
“JET Program 30th Anniversary Brainstorm” – Laurel Lukaszewski, Executive Director of USJETAA
10:00 AM
Chapter Presentations (Alaska, Southern California, Texoma, Southeast, Florida)
11:20 AM
Regional Breakout for Cross-Chapter Collaboration
11:50 AM
Closing Remarks
12:00 PM
Conference Ends

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